We're in New York City here, or as near as the underworld gets to being "normal." The mean streets have a way of bringing out the hard line and quick reaction, and Steve Strong is up to the challenge. Topics: drama, police, detective
The Screen Guild presents their radio version of Casablanca, starring Humphrey Bogart as Rick, Ingrid Bergman as Ilsa, and Paul Henreid as Victor Laszlo. Cynical nightclub owner Rick, in possession of stolen Letters of Transit, learns an old flame and her husband, need them to escape the Nazis, but refuses to sell. Topics: Casablanca, Drama, OTR
A wife desperate to cure her paranoid alcoholic husband, arranges to take him on a sea voyage which goes terribly wrong. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: The Whistler, Drama, OTR
Mike Shane is hired by a woman to find her runaway niece, right before another man wants to hire him to find the same girl. Mike keeps sighting the girl but keeps losing her, and when he finally catches up to her, finds out he's been looking for the wrong girl. Topics: Mike Shane, Detective, Crime, Drama, OTR
Sir Lawrence Olivier stars in this Theater Royal production of Robert Louis Stevensons' Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. A dark tale of a respectable doctor, who creates a potion that transforms him into an evil murderer. Topics: Theatre Royal, Crime, Drama, Mystery, OTR
Orson cancelled the regular program to produced this special show following the news of the start of the D-Day invasion of France. It gives a dramatized perspective of what people at home were experiencing on those first few days, starring Agnes Moorehead. Topics: Orson Welles, Drama, World War 2, OTR
The first episode of this series finds Jack Packard (of I Love a Mystery), summoned to a mysterious meeting held by a group calling themselves 'The 21 Old Men of 10 Gramercy Park', who seek to convince him to work for them in the cause of international peace.His first assignment is to prevent a secret formula from falling into the wrong hands. Topics: I Love Adventure, Adventure, Drama, OTR
Nick must find a way to help a friend who's been accused of a murder he can't remember committing, because he's being framed by someone called the Mystic who is really out to get Nick. Topics: Nick Carter, Detective, Mystery, Drama, OTR
(03 Episodes) "The Career of Alice Blair" was a short running, 15 minute, Monday thru Friday, radio soap opera which ran from 1939 through 1940. A transcribed syndication heard on WJSV Washington, WOR New York, as well as many other stations across America, "The Career of Alice Blair" was sponsored by a manufacturer of cold crème. Alice left her small town home to seek her career with handsome publisher Richard Newman. Alice’s life becomes filled with intrigue and... Topics: Old Time Radio, OTR Soap Opera, OTR Continuing Drama
Dark Venture was a psychological thriller series, somewhat similar to The Whistler. It started as a west coast program, and then was nationally broadcast on ABC. The series ran from 1945 to 1947. For more details, visit the Wikipedia page http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dark_venture favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Old Time Radio, Drama
An aircheck from 1973. A night of radio drama starting with a local version of War of the Worlds, Arch Obler's "The Darkness", a show on Vampires, A ghost story called "The Bed", "People Places and Things - a 30" piece on UFO's. Including actual commercials from the time period in Buffalo, NY Topics: OTR, radio drama, audio drama, horror, radio, WKBW
(18 Episodes) CBS's "Hilltop House," also known as "Palmolive Hilltop House" (for sponsor, Palmolive Soap), was another 15 minute, monday thru friday American broadcast, daytime drama/soap opera. The lead character, Miss Bess Johnson (actually played by Bess Johnson) is manager of the Hilltop House Orphanage; Bess Johnson also spokesperson for sponsor, Palmolive Soap "...for your hands and complexion." * Announcer: Frank Gallop was program announcer, however, it... Topics: Old Time Radio, OTR Soap Opera, OTR Continuing Drama, * Bess Johnson, OTRadio CBS.
Order in the Court was a syndicated radio drama that related fictional crimes as they were litigated in the courtroom. A nameless courtroom reporter open the show with some details, and the drama would begin as testimony and flashbacks. The series was targeted to a daytime audience, so it would often involve family tragedies, romances gone wrong, or other plotlines. The series was introduced to syndication in 1953. Topics: Old time radio, courtroom drama
(04 Episodes) "Mary Foster, Editor's Daughter" suffered the many trials & tribulations which adaughter to the Editor of a large, very popular newspaper usually faced. Mary wore many hats during her work within the community and at home: mother, daughter, business woman, writer, friend, foe, matchmaker, nursemaid, .... * Starring: Joan Banks, Parker Fennelly, and Mason Adams. * Announcer: Ed Herlihy * Sponsor: Kroger's Ice Tea (Kroger's Grocery Store Specialty Tea) OTR * def gp ddh Topics: Old Time Radio, OTR Soap Opera, OTR Continuing Drama, * Joan Banks
(04 Episodes) "The Little Things in Life" Sitcom - Created/Produced by "the lady who invented the sitcom," Peg Lynch ("Ethel and Albert": "The Couple Next Door" etc...), pretty much describes things that went on in Peg's home and business life! - Too bad there aren't more (FREE!) episodes available for present and future listeners. OTR * def gp ddh Topics: Old Time Radio, OTR Sitcom, OTR Comedy, OTR Continuing Drama, OTR Family Values, *PROD: Peg Lynch
(24 Episodes) "Ann of the Airlanes" Sponsored by the Matthews-Belk Company for Red Goose Shoes, "Ann of the Airlanes" (not mis-spelled) aired on the WGNC Radio, 6 PM Monday thru Friday, during 1932. Storylines focused on Ann Burton (actor's name unknown), an 'airplane hostess' employed by 'Interstate Airlines.' Ann also worked with the Secret Service, as did her romantic interest, pilot Jack Baker (actor's name also unknown). Gerald Mohr portrayed Secret Service agent and... Topics: Old Time Radio, OTR Soap Opera, OTR Continuing Drama, OTRadio WGNC
(18 Episodes) "Against the Storm," another OTR soap opera (the title of which is from 'King Lear'), began the first of its 3 runs (and a small portion of its 13 years of success) on NBC, October 16, 1939. The final episode of this soap opera, took place on the Mutual Broadcasting System (MBS), June 27, 1952. Created and written by Sandra Michael, directed by Axel Gruenberg and starring Roger DeKoven, Gertrude Warner, Arnold Moss and Joan Alexander, this program took place at the... Topics: Old Time Radio, OTR Soap Opera, OTR Continuing Drama, OTRadio NBC Red, OTRadio MBS
(25 Episodes) HILARIOUS! "Joyce Jordan M.D." During the late 1940s, OTRs "Joyce Jordan M.D." was a continuing serial, broadcast for 15 minutes daily, Monday thru Friday, on the NBC Radio Network. "Can a woman doctor be a woman and a doctor at the same time?" That is a 'Million Dollar Question,' and the one "Joyce Jordan M.D.," wants answered. This is not your every-day Doctor. This medical doctor daydreams constantly throughout each and every work day. We... Topics: Old Time Radio, OTR Soap Opera, OTR Continuing Drama, OTRadio NBC
(08 Episodes) "Linda's First Love" starring Arline Blackburn as Linda. Kroger Grocery Store sponsored "Linda's First Love" with their specialty blend of coffee, 'Kroger's Spotlight Coffee': "Save by the pound - Up to 17 cents. Let Spotlight Coffee - Cut your expense!" Classic tale of upper-class gent falling for girl from poor side of the tracks - with all of the resulting pitfalls and grief!! These transcribed episodes are recorded from a very well worn vinyl... Topics: Old Time Radio, OTR Soap Opera, OTR Continuing Drama, * Arline Blackburn
(04 Episodes) "Rosemary," a 15 minute, Monday thru Friday Soap Opera was broadcast from 1945 thru 1955; first on NBC then on KNX-CBS Radio. Story of Rosemary (Dawson) Roberts and the return home of her amnesiac War Veteran husband, Bill Roberts. Bill & Rosemary live in a tiny Cape-Cod cottage, just outside of the small village of Springdale. Other characters are Rosemary's 15 year old sister, Patty and their mother. * Writer: Elaine Carrington, author of "Pepper Young's... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Old Time Radio, OTR Soap Opera, OTR Continuing Drama, OTR Wartime, *AUTH: Elaine Carrington,...
(03 Episodes) "The Doctor's Wife" was a 15 minute, Monday thru Friday continuing series, broadcast on NBC during the 1950s. The program sponsor was EX-LAX, "... the original chocolated laxative ... 6 tablets only 10 cents." Donald Curtis played the part of the Doctor, while Patricia Wheel held top billing, as the "Doctor's Wife". OTR * def gp ddh Topics: Old Time Radio, OTR Soap Opera, OTR Continuing Drama, OTRadio NBC
(13 Episodes) “Kay Fairchild, Stepmother,” a 9:45am - 10:00am CBS radio soap opera which aired from 1938 thru 1942, was a soap opera about a real life story of a woman who raised another woman's children. The episodes describe the erupting difficulties and adjustments involved in raising a ready made family and the challenges sometimes faced in dealing with in-laws. def gp ddh The program sponsors were Cashmere Bouquet Hand lotion and Colgate toothpowder; Colgate advertised to both mothers... favoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Old Time Radio, OTR Docu-Drama, OTR Soap Opera, OTRadio CBS
(34 Episodes) "Blair of the Mounties" was a 36 week, 15 minute weekly series which debuted January 31st, 1938; the final episode was broadcast Oct. 03, 1938. "Blair of the Mounties" portrays stories of the Northwest Mounted Police (as it was prior to World War I), through the adventures of fictional character, Sgt. Blair ..."of the Mounties." SOURCE: OTRR G OTR * def gp ddh Topics: Old Time Radio, OTR Drama, OTR History Canada, OTR History Northwest Mounted Police
(03 Episodes) "Abie's Irish Rose": January 24, 1942, NBC's WMAQ radio in Chicago aired the premier episode of "Abie's Irish Rose," a spin-off from a successful Broadway play (as well as movies) written by Ann Nichols. The story is of a good, Irish-Catholic girl who meets. falls in love with & marries a nice, Jersey-Jewish boy and the evolving culture clashes that result. Despite the popularity of the play, the movies, and the writing of this captivating radio program,... Topics: Old Time Radio, OTR Wartime, OTR Sitcom, OTR Soap Opera, OTR Jewish Serial, OTR Continuing Drama,...
(03 Episodes) "Just Plain Bill" Old Time Radio's 23-year long run of 15-30 minute situation comedy, "Just Plain Bill," premiered at 6:45 p.m. Eastern Time, Sept. 19, 1932,on CBS Radio and stayed in this time-slot until June 16, 1933. June 19, 1933-1935, CBS moved the program to 7:15 p.m. and in 1935 these nighttime Eps were discontinued. ** Daytime version was added CBS Oct. 16, 1933 /CBS 11:45am 1935 thru June 12, 1936 /NBC 10:30am Sept. 14, 1936 thru March 15, 1940 /NBC... favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Old Time Radio, OTR Soap Opera, OTR Continuing Drama, *PROD: Frank & Anne Hummert, OTRadio CBS,...
(05 Episodes) "The Right to Happiness," an American Old Time Radio Soap Opera created by Irna Phillips, was broadcasted across the country from its creation in 1939 until its demise in 1960. Irna Phillips creation was originally a spinoff for Guiding Light character Rose Kransky. The show premiered on NBC's Blue Network on Oct 16, 1939. However Rose seems to have kept her ties the Five Points suburb of Chicago, and the show soon began to revolve around the loves and trials of Carolyn... Topics: Old Time Radio, OTR Soap Opera, OTR Continuing Drama, *PROD: Irna Phillips, OTRadio CBS, OTRadio...
ENCORE THEATER Encore Theatre is perhaps one of those overlooked dramatic anthologies that deserve a deal more attention than they have generally achieved. You will find the series has a medical thread running through it and is in fact a highly compelling and sympathetic series of well-produced, medical-themed dramas. Within the stories, you get a great deal of medical history into the bargain. While the theme ties them all together, you will find these 13 productions stand on their own as good... Topics: OTRR, Old Time Radio Researchers Group, Old Time Radio, OTRR Single Episodes, Encore Theater,...
Jean Hersholt starred in the motion picture series about a small town doctor cares for, and is confronted by the lives of its citizens. The movie Meet Dr. Christian, released in 1939, began a string of six films that were released until 1941. All starred Jean Hersholt, and it was a natural to spin off the movies as an old time radio show. Topics: Dr. Christian, drama, old time radio
(140 Episodes) "Firefighters!" was a 140 Episode, 15 minute daily, syndicated serial-drama, depicting the lives of neighbouring 'Plum Valley City' firefighters. Centered around the life of new firefighter, Tim Collins, & his firefighting comrades, most episodes followed fire-related mysteries, which included the research, interviews, & detective work involved in achieving a solution to the cause of each fire. Addressing the hazards of fire and the excitement involved in the... Topics: Old Time Radio, OTR Drama, OTR Soap Opera, OTR Continuing Drama, OTR History Firefighters
JOHN STEELE, ADVENTURER First broadcast in 1949, John Steele, Adventurer was a thriller/drama that wasn't considered a major force in the world of radio although it is considered to have offered great entertainment. Jungles and deserts made up the eerie background sounds of the series that featured Don Douglas as John Steele. John Steele was the type of roving adventurer and thrill seeker who held various jobs in exotic locations. Among his career paths were country sheriff, special agent in... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: OTRR, Old Time Radio Researchers Group, Old Time Radio, OTRR Set, OTRR Certified Set, Private...
NBCs' radio version of the Herman Melville classic, Moby Dick, stars Henry Hull in this tale of a mans obsession with the destruction of a white whale. Topics: NBC University Theater, Moby Dick, Drama, Adventure, OTR